Common Stink Bug Species
Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs
The most common stink bug in the United States is the brown marmorated stink bug. Adults can be up to an inch in length, so it is hard to miss these stinky visitors. The bodies are speckled brown and gray, with dark bands on the outer edge of the abdomen. Look for white bands on the antennae. The head has small round patches that are metallic blue or copper.
Brown marmorated stink bugs are merely an aggravation for most homeowners. These pests don’t sting or bite, but they are aptly named. When frightened, crushed, squashed or vacuumed up, stink bugs emit a putrid smell from scent glands located on their underbellies.